• A la une,  Cinéma,  Le Mag'

    « Paterson » Review

    As the Latin Quarter Filmothèque in Paris begins its Jim Jarmusch retrospective, I thought I would take the time to go over one of his most profound and endearing works, Paterson (2016). I strongly recommend any existentially-challenged individual to go watch this film.             Adam Driver plays the role of a bus-driver, Paterson, who spends most of his free time writing poetry in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson is a small city out of which literary giants such as Allen Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams emerged, and it is this magic sentiment derived from this knowledge of all the…

  • A la une,  Cinéma,  Le Mag'

    “Les Olympiades” Review

    Jacques Audiard’s recent film is an electric modernist exploration of the little portrayed beauty of one of Paris’ most architecturally-industrial neighborhoods, to the piercing roar of vast synthetic, musical landscapes by Parisian electronic composer Rone. The aesthetic exploration of the 13th district of Paris, the Olympiades, gives a rare measure of the richness and charm of the reality of its diverse cultural and social dynamics, giving a glimpse of modernity in an uninhibited sincerity. Through sweeping shots of its singular skyline, Audiard brilliantly showcases the isolation of its inhabitants in this ample Parisian landscape, where towering rectangular skyscrapers lie sporadically interspersed.…

  • A la une,  Actualités,  Courrier International

    Vice-President Kamala Harris’ visit to France shows a consolidated effort to mend the French-American alliance, for now.

    2 months after the announcement of AUKUS and the consequent cancellation of the French nuclear-propelled submarine contract with Australia, Vice-President Kamala Harris arrived in Paris for an extensive 5 day stay last week in the hope of making amends.  What exactly are the symbolic, if not geopolitical repercussions of the affair. That the unforeseen and seemingly erratic nature of the deal provoked the rage of a country with resentment from what it considered a clear slighting from the world stage is clear.  A few questions can be raised : what exactly did France gain from the ostentatious and assertive reaction…